So it’s a weekday and everyone has spoken on how you’re a great person and can take the country in the right direction. One of the political parties has made you their candidate for president. You finish the day strong. Shake hands with everyone (not during covid), say thank you for what feels like 1000 people, say bye and go home.
What do you drink when you’ve been nominated for president?
A beer? A beer would do and would be refreshing, of course. After a long day, a cold beer always does the trick, but that’s probably your standard go-to when you get home.
Wine? Popping open that bottle of wine that you’ve been saving for a special occasion seems about right, but is this occasion calling for wine? Probably not.
Champagne? Yes, the standard celebratory drink. But who wants to drink an entire bottle of champagne at home. You probably already had some after your speech with a toast, so no need to repeat.
A Martini? Perhaps. A martini can probably be a close second. If you were just nominated for president and told us you had a Martini, I wouldn’t judge. But that would be a standard Gin Martini, not appletini or any shite like that.
Bourbon? Ding. That’s the liquor. Bourbon would be the go-to drink after being nominated for president. Why? It’s rugged. It has grit. You know in the upcoming months you have a big road ahead of you and this isn’t a scotch night, that’s the presidency. This is a bourbon night. You can drink it with ice or neat…but for this night, let’s dress it up a little.
WHAT’S OUR DUELING WEAPON OF CHOICE? – OLD FASHIONED
There may be no better drink for a celebratory night, that’s not too celebratory, other than an Old Fashioned.
The recipe is simple:
– 2 oz bourbon
– 2 dashes Angostura bitters
– 1 sugar cube or 1 tsp sugar
– Orange twist garnish
Put sugar in glass. Cover it with dashes of bitters. Add whiskey and stir until sugar dissolves. Add ice, stir again, and serve. If the you start shaking the ingredients or muddling fruit, throw it out and do it again, that’s not for this drink.
For Bourbon, try the Old Forester 1870 Original Batch – buy.
For some Bourbon Recommendations, read our article on 10 Great Non-Kentucky Bourbons.
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